When Can I Come Back From: Collarbone Fracture

When Can I Come Back From: Collarbone Fracture

SPORTSMANSHIP: Are HS Basketball Routs Inevitable?

It’s that time of the year when HS basketball games sometimes turn into lopsided affairs, and each year I wonder why coaches and refs allow this to happen. I mean, if you’ve been around the sport of basketball, it doesn’t take a great deal of expertise to see when the score of a HS gam.... More »

Listening: 4 Traits of a Parent Who Listens Well

Do you do more talking than listening as you parent? It’s a habit that many parents have. I did it a lot because I felt that my words would fix my kids and that they certainly needed to hear what I had to say! But I’ve come to learn, through my 30 years of parenting,...Read More &#.... More »

Seven Tips For Healthy Weight Gain + MORE

  "No matter what I eat, I can't seem to gain weight..." "What about those weight gain powders ... do they work?" "How much more protein should I eat to help me bulk up?"  Although two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, a handful of skinny peopl.... More »
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How to Help Athletes Who Stop Trying or Give Up

Is Your Young Athlete a Perfectionist? A young athlete asks: “I’m 14 years old and have been playing tennis since I was 5. But 2 years ago I started to go to an academy. And at the same time I started to play tournaments. One of my coaches calls me a bull because I’m always so stu.... More »
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Winning the Race to the Right Finish Line in Youth Sports + MORE

Kevin McLaughlin, USA Hockey’s Director of Youth Hockey Development, was not looking forward to opening his email in January 2009. He knew it was going to be full of angry posts. He knew he and his colleagues at USA Hockey would be accused of destroying the game and taking the toughness out of the.... More »
national youth football championships 1506487455 2041482930 When Can I Come Back From: Collarbone FractureBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Collarbone (or “clavicle”) fractures are common in all age groups, especially in contact sports
Most collarbone fractures can be treated without surgery and typically result in excellent function
You should generally expect to return to sport about 3 months after injury, although this can vary widely depending on your individual circumstances, your sport, and your position

The clavicle is a bone in the upper part of the body commonly referred to as the “collarbone…

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